Civil Rights & Discrimination

In Congress, my voice will be one in support of steady, responsible progress toward removing discrimination in all its forms.

Government’s most basic responsibility is to protect its citizens from harm, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation — and I know from personal experience that discrimination IS harm, whether it be denying an individual the opportunity of a job, a place to live, the chance to adopt a child who needs a home, or the rights granted to married couples.

As has happened many times throughout our history, the government is struggling to eliminate deeply-held prejudices from our laws and policies. It is, unavoidably, a painful process.